Monday, February 25, 2008

So, Dad. . .

It's been a little bit since I last posted. . .but nothing TOOO huge has happened (and there haven't really been any new pics of the kids). This past weekend we did go to the Children's Museum in Indy (GREAT place!!).

Here's a pic of Abby just hangin' with Daddy. This was in the special exhibit for Curious George, but she wasn't too fond of all the other kids in her way. She preferred sticking with Daddy.
Caleb, on the other hand, didn't care how many other kids were running around him. . .he took off. This pic is one of the set ups they had (they were supposed to stack the blocks, then move the lights to show the different shadows). He didn't quite get it, but he thought it was fun to turn the wheel. :)
We also had to go up and play in the play areas (Caleb once again loved playing in the food area). We thought he looked like a little Culver's kid. . .he put on one of the aprons, and was carrying a tray with three bowls of ice cream. :) Just like his Pappy.

Well, Aunt Judy, this next pic is for you. This is what happens when the news media gets all hyped up about a winter storm. . .yeah, there's a dusting of snow (but those HUGE floods we had in the back. . .GREAT ice skating ponds!). Would you believe they delayed school for 2 hours!?!?!? Yeah, they did. We did end up getting more snow (FINALLY) late last week, but it's almost all gone already. We are coming to realize more and more that we don't live in the north anymore.

Here's a little pic of Abby from tonight. . .don't mind the funky-dunky hair. This is basically as good as it gets after a long day of playing with a decent nap in between. She is getting so big (maybe not size-wise) and I cannot believe how fast it's going. You'd think with her being number two that we'd be used to the quickness of turning into a toddler, but it's still flying by. She's saying a few words here and there, and she's very good about shaking her head "yes" or "no" when you ask her a question ("Abby, are you poopin'?" --nodding, yes with a big smile).
And li'l Caleb. . .wow. Who said the two's were terrible??? They must not have allowed their child to make it to three. The boy really knows how to test mommy and daddy. He's still a month or so away from three, and we are praying this is just the tail end of the terrible twos and it'll click and the halo will move into place. Maybe??? Ok, probably not, but one can hope. I'm sure he's no different than any other two-three year old. He is quite funny though. . .just last night he and I were at Wal-Mart and as I was paying for the groceries, I look over. . .there he is, sitting in the cart with his hands folded, and his head leaned back as he's looking into the ceiling. He says, "Thank you God for listening to my prayers." Not sure where it came from, but apparently he felt the urge to pray right then and there. It just sounded funny out of nowhere. OH, and speaking of prayers, Uncle Chris and Auntie Em. . .he still prays for kitty cat first. Not sure if there has every been more prayers for a CAT than now. :)
Oh, and the title of this post. The newest thing from li'l Caleb is to come up to either Caleb or me and say, "So, Dad? [insert comment]." Caleb has decided the li'l guy is going to be a talk show host. We used to say he was going to be a televangelist (that was after grabbing Caleb's wallet and saying "Bible?" but now I think he's moved on. Ah, the joys of raising children! They'll either keep me young (sooooo much laughter!) or make me old before my time (I don't THINK i've found a gray hair yet) but either way, GOTTA LOVE 'EM!!

Well, I kinda lied too. . .there has been some big news. In case you haven't heard, Caleb was offered a full time position at the church we've been attending!!! He's been working on a contract basis for the last few months, and they just hired him on effective March 1st to be the Pastor of Adult Ministries! He's very excited about the role, and it'll allow him to keep doing what he's been doing (which he really enjoys) and also bring other duties as well. Thanks to EVERYONE who sent up a prayer on our behalf!! We're both very excited, and once again, are in AWE of the AWESOMENESS of God!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Lake Worgess

Hello! Nothing too big to report, but I thought I'd share a few cute pics of the kids. Grammy and Pappy were here this week and took them to the Children's Museum, but I don't have any of those pics. . .check their blog to see if they post any. The kids had a BLAST this week and it was hard to see Grammy and Pappy leave (li'l guy's lower lip was trembling pretty good, but he got over it quickly).

This picture of Caleb was what we saw when we walked into the living room one day. He had dumped out all the food from it's bin (all the plastic food they got for Christmas that came in its own handy-dandy carrying case. . .great pick Auntie Em!!) and decided to try sitting in it. He did fit (maybe not that surprising, it is a big bin) and was enjoying himself immensely. See the red thing in the bin with him? That's his Elmo/Cookie Monster magnadoodle. . .he has started carrying it everywhere with him. He'll come up to us, "What you want for dinner, Mommy?" Then he'll "write" down whatever we tell him. He really looks just like a little waiter (yes, we do eat out too often!) and it makes us laugh.

Abby is learning lots of new words and she continues to make us laugh as well. Here's a picture of her after coming home from the store with Daddy the other day. She had stopped in the garage and picked up Caleb's bicycle helmet. . .it fit her over her hood. Safety first right? Or as Chris would say, "Safety. . .it doesn't suck." (Yes, he told me to use that phrase years ago when we had a safety sticker contest at the plant. . .this is why he isn't in HR.)

So, some of the words she now says are "shoes" (yes, one of Caleb's first words too), baby, chair, juice, and the usual Mama and Dada. She's quite good at the jibberish thing too. She can sit and talk for hours and not really make one bit of sense. :)

So, why the title? Well, while everyone north of I-70 (about a 1/2 hour north of here) is getting HAMMERED with snow, we here in "the south" have just had rain, rain, and more rain. Hence, we now live on Lake Worgess. If it would hurry up and freeze we could probably do a little ice skating, but it's still supposed to be in the upper 40's tomorrow again. I have to admit. . .I miss the snow! And the kids are missing out on some great times playing in the snow and sledding. THIS is not winter. 2 hour school delay because it's 15 degrees outside??? HELLO? Yeah, welcome to the south.